The Menil Collection

A Meditation on John Cage

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019 – Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Rock Garde

John Cage is often associated with Zen or meditation or Japan, and New River Rocks and Smoke (1990) refers to a Zen temple’s famous dry stone garden. After an introduction, we will explore sonic, silent, and visual meditations for short periods. No experience necessary; John Cage couldn’t sit still either.

A meditator for more than thirty years, Joseph Newland has sat (and fidgeted less and less) through many retreats and concerts.

This event is free and open to the public.


  • Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

Special Offers / Dining


Events at The Menil Collection

Join the Houston Museum District

Join our mailing list for sneak peeks to upcoming events and insider information on the best museum district in the world

I'm interested in memberships